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Jeans For Genes

What is Jeans For Genes?

Jeans For Genes, the international campaign to raise awareness about hereditary conditions, has recently made its debut in Singapore. 

Globally, Jeans For Genes was first established in 1992 by the Chronic Granulomatous Disorder (CGD) Society in UK to fundraise for diverse group of hereditary diseases. Today, it is a national appeal in countries around the world to fund revolutionary research that helps diagnose, understand, and find cures or treatments for various genetic conditions.

In Singapore, the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) has launched it on World DNA Day, 25 April 2019, in a bid to increase awareness for hereditary causes of diseases such as cancer as well as other hereditary conditions.

Funds raised will be used to drive research, expand knowledge and advance care for those with increased genetic risk of developing cancer.

NCCS hopes this campaign will lead to increased awareness for cancer as well as non-cancer inherited conditions where much further research is needed. 

Singaporeans are encouraged to unite and support Jeans For Genes by wearing their favorite jeans or wearing blue, making a donation and purchasing Jeans For Genes merchandise to join in the fight against cancer.

Here are 5 reasons why you should participate in Jeans For Genes

  1. It is fun and simple to organize. All you have to do is ask people to make a donation and spend their day’s routine in their jeans.
  2. Get involved and highlight your support on the web or social media.
  3. This is a great way to bring a team, a department, a whole company or a group of friends together!
  4. Wearing jeans and having some fun with your blue or denim outfit can help start the weekend a bit earlier. Don’t forget to shout it out using the hashtag #J4GSG on your social media.
  5. You help many individuals who are at high risk of developing cancer. Your efforts help spread the awareness about hereditary cancer and funds raised through your support aid in the battle against cancer.